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General => SFML game jam => Topic started by: Jonny on February 24, 2017, 01:40:30 pm

Title: More?
Post by: Jonny on February 24, 2017, 01:40:30 pm
Once again it seems dead in the water. It seems the main issue always seems to be lack of time for someone to manage it, whilst also maintaining the custom webstite etc.

I'd propose using something "out the box" such as itch.io or gamejolt, so there's almost no maintenance needed, and also the opportunity to reach a wider audience.

Out of the two suggestions I'd prefer itch.io, as the website feels a bit nicer, and the jams on there seem to have significantly more participation/entries than the ones on Gamejolt (of course open to suggestions if anybody can recommend other services)

Title: Re: More?
Post by: sjaustirni on February 24, 2017, 03:16:27 pm
I second the itch.io suggestion. I might get to participate in the jam finally.
Title: Re: More?
Post by: eXpl0it3r on February 24, 2017, 11:09:53 pm
Eremiell from IRC has been tinkering with a new site. Not sure how far he's gotten. Of course a custom site would again bare the issue of having to maintain it.
Title: Re: More?
Post by: GameBear on May 06, 2017, 09:09:45 pm
I love jams... But I've only had the time for a few...
That said, I think jams are a great way to generate interest in SFML.
Let me explain..
If we may a trice or twice yearly game jam,
Just like any other jam, but with SFML as a requirement.
I think it would generate some interest. But not much... Let's be honest, there are a lot of jams out there, and one thing a lot of people love about them is the freedom they offer.
So limiting to SFML could be a problem..
How do we fix this?
Prizes.. 90% of all the jams offer no price aside from the glory....

I think prizes, in the form of SFML books(or c++/game programming books I'm gemmeral) I'm talking printed books, not ebooks... Don't get me wrong, I buy all my books as ebooks, but having a print does have its bennifits, and would feel more like a real prize... And if it's SFML books, would further spreed the love...

If anyone (especially the good people behind SFML) thinks this is a good idea, I'd even be willing to sponsor a book purchase for the first jam... (Any of the current SFML books)

I think that could be good... But what do you guys think?